TBWA\HAKUHODO\QUANTUM Launches Development Environment Support for Startups with a focus on IoT (Internet of Things) with AWS, Sakura Internet, and Microsoft

22 October 2014

TBWA\HAKUHODO\QUANTUM a new organization established by TBWA\HAKUHODO Inc. in collaboration with the three companies listed below has launched a Development Environment Support Program for startup businesses. These startups will participate in \QUANTUM Accelerator, a new corporate accelerator service with a focus on creating a innovative Internet of Things (IoT)”.

\QUANTUM Accelerator Partner Companies and Benefits Offered:


Amazon Data Services Japan KK

AWS Activate, a global program for startups, offers free credit and technical support for Amazon Web Services (AWS)[1] provided by Amazon Services, Inc.

Sakura Internet Inc.

The “Startup with Sakura,” startup support program includes server services based around Sakura’s cloud, technical consulting, and PR assistance.

Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

The Microsoft BizSpark program offers technical support and special credits for the use of development software and cloud environments based around Microsoft Azure, and assistance with overseas expansion through the Microsoft Ventures global network.

■\QUANTUM Accelerator

\QUANTUM Accelerator provides comprehensive support for business development through the co-creation of the “innovative technology and ideas of a startup” in combination with “the power of a major corporation” – all based on a foundation of corporate venturing acceleration.

Hakuhodo’s in-depth knowledge of the Japanese market, combined with TBWA’s global networks, allows the organization to provide management support from project managers with experience in both major corporations that act as sponsors as well as from the perspective of the startups participating in projects. A wide range of other creative members also provide support, including experienced designers and engineers, along with growth hacker teams.

Based on its belief that getting major corporations and startups working together is crucial to building an innovation ecosystem in Japan, \QUANTUM will continue to offer support services to startups as it pursues a variety of collaborations.


QUANTUM is a business unit within TBWA\HAKUHODO that was established to cultivate, enhance and accelerate innovations beyond the field of advertising. For more information on QUANTUM, please visit: click here

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